Sovcomflot has left independent tanker owners’ association Intertanko and the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (Sigtto) following international sanctions against the company.

Intertanko confirmed the decision to part ways was taken at its council meeting in May without offering further comment.

The move comes weeks after Sovcomflot was directly named as a sanctioned entity by the UK and European Union following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.